Kevin Roche Appointed Secretary of SWANA

ecomaine’s CEO and General Manager, Kevin Roche, Appointed Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Solid Waste Association of North America

Portland, Maine – July 1, 2024 – ecomaine is proud to announce the appointment of our CEO and General Manager, Kevin Roche, as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). This prestigious appointment recognizes Kevin’s extensive experience and leadership in the field of waste management and recycling.

SWANA is North America’s leading professional association in the solid waste and recycling industry, representing more than 10,000 members across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. As Secretary of the Board of Directors, Kevin will play a vital role in guiding the organization’s strategic initiatives, promoting sustainable waste management practices, and supporting the professional development of its members.

“We are thrilled to see Kevin recognized by SWANA for his dedication and expertise in the industry,” said Erik Street, Chairman and President of the ecomaine Board of Directors. “His leadership at ecomaine has been instrumental in advancing our mission of providing environmentally responsible waste management solutions for Maine. We are confident that Kevin will bring the same level of commitment and innovation to his role at SWANA.”

Kevin Roche has been with ecomaine since 2004, overseeing the organization’s operations and driving its mission to deliver comprehensive and sustainable waste management services. Under his leadership, ecomaine has become a model for efficient and environmentally conscious waste management, serving over 400,000 residents in more than 70 member communities throughout Maine.

“I am honored to be appointed as Secretary of the Board of Directors for SWANA,” said Kevin Roche. “This role provides a tremendous opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders across North America and to further promote best practices in waste management and recycling. I look forward to contributing to SWANA’s mission and continuing to advocate for sustainable solutions in our industry.”

Kevin’s appointment as Secretary for FY25 is effective July 1, 2024. The SWANA Board of Directors includes delegates who represent the private sector, the technical divisions, the young professionals, and the 13 geographical regions that represent the chapters. SWANA board members contribute their insights and leadership to advance the association’s strategic goals and strengthen its position as a leading voice in the solid waste management industry.

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About ecomaine

ecomaine provides comprehensive, long-term solid waste solutions in a safe, environmentally responsible, economically sound manner, and is a leader in raising public awareness of sustainable waste management strategies. Serving a third of Maine’s population in more than 70 member communities through single-sort recycling, organics/food waste diversion, waste-to-energy production, and an “ashfill” landfill, ecomaine also reaches tens of thousands of students, community members, and stakeholders annually through grants, tours, presentations, and events to promote sustainability in waste management.


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.